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Mallala raises rates by 5%
A FIVE per cent rate rise has been adopted by
Mallala Council as part of its 2014/15 annual
business plan and budget.
Council is expecting to net $7.4 million from rates,
which includes the five per cent increase and an ad-
ditional one per cent from growth, as part of its esti-
mated $9.5 million revenue.
It expects to deliver a $1.8 million deficit for the
2014/15 financial year.
Ratepayers with land adjoining Dublin's Harris
Road will also be charged a separate rate based on
a fixed charge of $541.46 to fund the Dublin water
Council has been forced to defer and reduce fund-
ing for a number of projects to make up a $120,000
shortfall as a result of Federal Government road grant
Council will defer the appointment of a senior
planning officer by six months, which will reduce
its spend by $45,000 in this financial year, slash the
$15,000 elected-member discretionary fund as well
as $20,000 from building maintenance funding.
It will also reduce its function spending by $40,000
and scrape back a further $18,200 from the Gameau
Road spoon drain project.
Chief executive Charles Mansueto said these re-
ductions would ensure there was minimal impact on
service levels, while keeping council in line with its
"Council is very much focused on maintaining its
long-term financial plan," he said.
"The rate increase is in line with its long-term fi-
nancial plan and also our targets to bring back coun-
cil to a surplus position in a number of years."
Council expects to be back to surplus in 2020.
New spending will include $600,000 for the
Old Port Wakefield Road roundabout, a $35,000
contribution for a human resources administrator,
$20,000 for a Dublin Stormwater Management
Plan and a $5000 contribution for a regional youth
Elected members adopted the business plan and
budget at its late June meeting.
-- Natalie Vikhrov
back to black
BAROSSA Council is set to
bring its budget back to black
this financial year, but its an-
nual business plan shows the
savings are at risk.
A $61,000 surplus has been pro-
jected in council's 2014/15 annual
budget and business plan, adopted
last month, up from the $12,000
deficit originally expected for the
Chief executive Martin Mc-
Carthy said reduced government
support, including $230,000 in
federal funding, has put additional
pressure on council resources.
"Therefore, council must con-
tinue to exercise discretion across
all areas of the budget to remain
in surplus and keep within the pa-
rameters of our long-term finan-
cial plan, as well as forging ahead
with the many improvement proj-
ects under way to find additional
savings," he said.
Mr McCarthy said given coun-
cil initially forecast a $12,000 def-
icit, it is pleased to project a small
surplus "in the current economic
Council has drastically turned
its financial position around, after
anticipating a $244,000 deficit for
the 2013/14 financial year.
Mr McCarthy said council
saved by reducing its spending on
A 4.9 per cent rate rise has been
adopted for the region as part of
the budget, with council expected
to raise $26.5 million for rates.
The average home owner can
expect their rates to increase by
4.47 per cent, which will add an
extra $79 to the average bill.
This year will be the final time
ratepayers will also pay a separate
rate for the construction of the
Rex Aquatic and Fitness Centre,
which will cost the average home
owner $59.80 in 2014/15.
Major projects outlined in this
budget include the Tanunda Bike
Hub and feature wall, as well as
the new toilet facility at Talunga
Council will also spend
$125,000 on building repairs and
$2.9 million on roads as part of
its $6.7 million capital works pro-
Council received no public sub-
missions on the budget this year.
Eye health program
LOCAL residents are invited to
learn about eye health next week
My Eye Health Program will see
community educator Pam John-
ston discuss eye health, common
causes of vision loss and available
assistance, as well as share tips for
Developed through a partnership
between the Freemasons Founda-
tion, the Royal Australian and New
Zealand College of Ophthalmolo-
gists, the Royal Society for the Blind
and the Sight for All Foundation,
the program will be delivered free.
The program will be held at 14
Beck Street, Kapunda, on July 16,
from 7pm to 8.30pm.
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